Chris Smalling nears 100th Serie A appearance with Roma

Andy Mattioli

Roma defender Chris Smalling is closing in on an important personal career milestone.

The English centreback – states – is about to complete his 100th Serie A appearance with the capital club.

Mourinho and Roma are hoping Smalling will ultimately decide to extend his stay in the Italian capital and accept their long-term proposal for €3.5 million per year.

The club are awaiting a response from Smalling and his entourage before the end of the season.